Just Bought A Fixer-Upper Home? Insulate The Entire House And Not Just The Attic

Posted on: 10 August 2016

If you recently purchased a fixer-upper as your first home, you may need to take big steps to get the house ready for your family to move into it, including insulating your attic to ward off heat loss in the winter. But while attic insulation can help prevent heat loss in your home, it may not be enough to keep your home comfortable or energy expenses down. It's a good idea that you insulate the entire house and not just the attic.
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Know Two Common Causes Of Moisture Intrusion When Using A Window Air Conditioner And How To Fix Them

Posted on: 14 April 2016

If you notice water running down the wall near your window air conditioner, you will need to investigate and repair the problem before it causes significant damage. There are a couple of common air conditioner-related causes of moisture intrusion into your home; below is a list of these and what you can do to correct the problem once it is discovered: Unit not level inside window A window unit functions by removing heat and moisture from the ambient air; this is accomplished by passing warm, humid air over an evaporator coil where the water vapor condenses and drips into a collection pan.
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Are Steam Radiators Best Left In The Past, Or Are They Actually A Wise Choice For Your Home?

Posted on: 29 January 2016

When most people see a steam radiator, they think of old, outdated homes. While it is true that forced air heat is now the most common heating choice in the United States, steam boiler systems do still exist and are still being put into new homes. While they certainly do have some drawbacks, they also offer benefits that some homeowners find incredibly valuable. Could you be one of them? Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of steam boiler heating.
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Three Common Types Of Furnace Issues And What You Should Do About Them

Posted on: 16 October 2015

When the weather starts to turn cold, you depend on your furnace to keep your home comfortable. Unfortunately, there are times when your furnace may not live up to that expectation. If you're having furnace issues, then there's a good chance they fall into one of these three categories. Here's how to handle each one. The furnace is blowing out air, but it's not hot. Whenever your furnace stops heating but is still blowing out air, the first thing you should check is that the pilot light is still lit.
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